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>> good morning, america, you're listening to the famous boys and girl s choir alumni harlem ensemble. they'll be serenading us with sounds all morning. good morning, america. two days until christmas, "gma" never sounded so good. >> those guys are great. you can see ron tapping. they do a mean "feliz navidad." great to have them with us this morning. also this morning, we are going to take a look at some fancy high, high-end christmas gifts affordable only for people who may have recently won the lottery. for example this thing. a jet pack, $100,000. this guy drives it well. i got a chance to test drive it, and that's what happened. yeah, yeah. it didn't go so well. >> it looks like fun when he was. with you, dan -- >> as it turns out it's tricky to use. >> yeah. >> the gift that keeps on giving. >> perhaps we shouldn't be running that story. also this morning, keep a close eye on those gifts you do buy.
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unfortunately, 'tis the season for christmas crimes, as well. and we'll show you some bad guys caught on tape red handed stealing people's presents. that's coming up next. but we're going to start here this half hour with what is shaping up to be the big story on christmas and the days of a. severe weather, it could strand many of the 93 million americans who travel for the holidays. >> that's right, not one but two huge storms taking shape ready to strike right after you open your presents. meteorologist ginger zee is here with the details. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, guys. it is going to be an interesting week. active weather on the way that starts with this storm, christmas eve, light snow from eastern michigan into parts of northern ohio into parts of new york even to boston so will you have a white christmas? i think i'll see a flake or two mixing in on the back side of those cities on the east coast. it's not going to be that big of a storm. the big one has already started and brought a lot of rain bringing accidents in san jose, california. they had almost a half inch, san francisco, almost an inch, not good on the roadways there and talk about bad roads, look at
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the next part here in the sierras. by the time this thing is done with them, five to even six feet of snow, so great for skiers, horrible as it's turned into a parking lot on some of their highways. that's is second storm. it has started. it'll cross over and here's where it gets interesting. earlier i said to dan and bianna, i said, geez, oh, pete. looking at some of the computer models. i got it a good old midwestern -- eastern oklahoma, some are over a foot of snow on christmas eve and christmas day. then you look into, and that's mostly christmas day, but watch this. as it moves, wednesday, ice up in the new england rain here and northeast. it finally exits thursday into friday. but that's when all the people are traveling. so we will keep an eye on it and more on the nation's weather coming up. >> ginger, i know you're excited about the weather when you say geez, oh, pete. i had to look it up online.
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it translates roughly into wow. >> that's it. >> learning about my midwest vernacular. on to the shopping front. we are genuinely down to the wire. two days left and this big question, where is the best place to shop? abc's rachel smith is on the front lines joining us with advice. good morning to you. >> reporter: oh, yes, on the front lines indeed, dan, good morning, everyone. it's the final stretch, two days until christmas. if you're a last-minute shopper, of course, you know you're not alone. a reported 40% of americans are still checking off items on their christmas list. ♪ the clock is ticking. >> we have a lot of time. >> reporter: some, a bit in denial. most scrambling excluding these little ones. there are still many options, panicking, not one of them. option number one, hit up a local small business. they may be more convenient and could turn out to be your secret weapon. >> i had a customer call me up a
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couple of weeks ago. said doo you have this? i said no, i got it for her. she came in, i wrapped it up and she was on her way. >> reporter: option two, large chain stores. this late in the game they may just save the day with round the clock hours and seemingly endless inventory. what are the benefits of going to a store like toys "r" us? >> you get everything. everything is in there. all the toys you could possibly want. >> reporter: but the biggest benefits last-minute price slashing. >> they have discounts because they don't want to get stuck with this excess inventory. >> reporter: megaretailers mean megaopportunities to get in on the latest deals with shopping apps, to compare prices right to your phone. >> shopkick will send you coupons and discouints when you're approaching the store. >> reporter: if you've reached your limit, hit the web, a gift card, e-book or online subscription is always the safe bet.
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if all else fails -- >> you can pull the whole i left my gift at home and wait until december 26th and go shopping. >> reporter: okay, so that's not exactly in the spirit of christmas, although the very best deals are the days after christmas. but perhaps that's shopping better left for yourself. bianna? >> rachel, news you can use and ron is writing down some of those websites, as well. thanks, rachel. well, while americans are buying their gifts, there are some real-life grinches coming up with creative ways to steal them. but, unfortunately, for them they're being caught on the tape and watched by millions. here's abc's mark greenblatt. >> reporter: al alverson's security cameras in houston solved the missing mystery of the ipad mini. there's the fedex guy delivering it just in time. here comes the grinch dressed in brown. he delivers his own package only to come back and take that ipad mini for himself. >> i was shocked, you know, and i think i said, oh, my god, it's
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the u.p.s. guy. i thought this is exactly like the grinch. >> reporter: alverson said u.p.s. replaced the ipad and fired the driver, but not until the video went on the internet. >> i didn't hear from anybody till 8:30 the next morning. u.p.s. security here in houston and they said, we saw your video on youtube. >> reporter: in oklahoma city, a team of grinches worked together casing this house. they break down the door and once inside the unthinkable, they head right to the christmas tree and began unwrapping presents before knocking the tree over on their way out. and when a little girl came home with her family, christmas was gone. in texas, the troubling trend of thefts continues. jennifer velez's christmas gifts for her toddler are dropped off safe and sound, but then a black dodge charger pulls up and out comes this woman who helps herself with the presents. >> that blows my mind. that you could be that bold. >> reporter: she goes back for the big package, too, but can't
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fit it in her car and undeterred, she adjusts her seat in broad daylight to make room for the gift. a bold move even for a grinch. the guy who had his ipad mini stolen, he's convinced he never would have received another one if he had not installed security cameras to prove what happened. police recommend using and, by the way, police recommend using electronic tracking services now if you're expecting an expensive gift and, and, dan, bianna, these days you can get alerted right on your phone the minute one of these things arrives. >> appreciate it. great advice. >> overnight headlines with ron "feliz navidad" claiborne. >> good morning, dan, bianna, blatt -- you know, that's his nickname. good morning, everyone. new evidence that south korea says reveals north korea's true intentions behind its rocket launches. the scientist investigating debris say they found evidence suggesting military purposes as well as technological ties with iran. the rocket launched a satellite into orbit but experts say it
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was a test for a missile that can carry a warhead as far as the west coast of the u.s. british authorities are considering criminal charges over that prank call to the cambridge hospital. that was earlier this month. scotland law submitted one about the hoax. made by two australian radio deejays. the radio station canceled them after the nurse who transferred the call to kate middleton's room committed suicide. pope benedict delivered a christmas present to his former butler. he pardoned paolo gabriele. he had been sentenced to 18 months in prisons, documents exposed embarrassing things inside the vatican. allegations of corruption and more. and talking about the vatican visitors, they will have to be scrubbed before they can visit the sistine chapel. they will be vacuum cleaned and cooled down to reduce the pollution they bring which is
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damaging the paintings. there will be a special carpet that cleans shoes and suction vents that pull dust from clothing. the 5 million who visit it every year are being blamed for layers of grime on the masterpiece so metal detectors and -- then you get hosed down before you can go in. >> all right, ron, thank you. the president and members of congress are all taking time off for the holidays even as the clock continues to run down, just nine days before we go over that fiscal cliff and everybody's taxes go up. i'm sure a lot of us feel they shouldn't be taking time off. >> that's right. there's not a lot to celebrate now. let's bring in george stephanopoulos. great to see you, george. things are coming down to the wire. we just have a few days left. what are the odds they can come up with a deal especially republicans can't agree. >> there's not going to be a big deal. that's just not happening. those talks completely collapsed this week and ended once and for all when house speaker john boehner couldn't even pass his backup plan in the house on thursday. the only possibility right now would be some kind of a very
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small -- some measure that would just extend the tax cuts for everyone earning under $250,000. it should be a lot of protection for a lot of people, but even that is going to be difficult. you get it only if there's a promise not to filibuster that measure in the senate and the house speaker agrees to take it up. both of those questions are very open right now. >> a lot of open questions and high stakes for a lot of people. let me ask you about another big issue in washington right now. in this toxic environment any chance that the president can make any headway on his desire to change the laws around guns? >> it's another big question. you saw what happened on friday. the nra, the national rifle association came out with their first response to the newtown tragedy and their bottom line, there shouldn't be any new gun control. you heard wayne lapierre say the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun so they're staking their claim there, and on the other hand, you see some prominent nra members came out like senator
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joe manchin and wants to limit magazine clips. i believe something will come out. the key is speed and that's why the president has asked vice president biden to come back with his recommendations before the end of january. >> the trick is given how partisan things are, will that happen? all right, george, merry christmas, great to see you. and be sure to join george when his guests include asa hutchinson, the head of the nra announced nationally a new school shield program. >> big show for george this morning. moving on now, while it's not as dire as the whole fiscal cliff situation, a lot are upset at the game show "wheel of fortune." it has to do with this contestant. she guessed the right words but she was told she lost anyway. abc's john muller is on the story. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this is the game show version of football fan outraged over a referee's blown call and in this case, "wheel of fortune" fans saying the judges blew it big time.
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this morning we hear from the woman who many say was robbed because of her pronunciation and southern accent. >> 300. >> "s." >> yeah, four of them. >> all right. >> reporter: she was on a roll cruising her way towards thousands on "wheel of fortune." >> "n." >> three n's. >> reporter: renee durette can taste victory. she's got the winning answer. >> i'd like to solve. >> yep. >> seven swans a swimmin'. >> yeah, that's -- >> reporter: or so she thought even host pat sajak has to backtrack. listen again as she pronounces it. >> seven swans a swimmin'. >> yeah, that's not the -- >> that's kind of how i speak, you know, being from florida and i had asked for the "g," so i knew it was there. >> reporter: judges said the answer violated the rules because it was spoken in vernacular. the twitterverse lit up with outrage. "wheel of fortune" hates southerners. "wheel of fortune" game show
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cheated a contestant for not emphasizing the "g." >> if you start to swing the song, it's seven swans a swimmin'. >> do you know what happened there? >> no. >> definitely spun the tone of the show and the moments that i thought i had and i lost it and then it wound up costing me kind of the show. >> reporter: well, the judges may be grinches, they didn't steal her christmas spirit. even if she sings it seven swans a swimmin'. >> i had an absolute amazing experience. it's been funny to see where i've been and what i've done and what kind of internet footprint i have. such a whirlwind i feel like i should be out, you know, whipping off a big hat. >> we reached out to the show's producers and haven't received any response. technically rules are rules. other game shows have made controversial rulings before and invited guests back on. who knows. there's a lot hoping renee gets a do-over. >> myself included. she was robbed.
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>> nice lady. i agree. >> all right, john, thank you. time for weather and over to ginger. >> the other part of that big storm i didn't get to talk about was the severe weather. on christmas day you could have isolated tornadoes and damaging winds here along the gulf. that's something i wanted to note. speaking of the gulf and all the way down into florida, brrr, is it cold this morning. look at some of the plants there in florida being protected because of the freeze warnings that were on from yesterday through today and we're already seeing that again this morning. it's 40, orlando. 29, jacksonville. all that pink would continue freeze warnings. it's going to get a warmer for a few days. new storm that sweeps through cold air again. speaking of cold, sunny cold from the dakotas there through minneapolis at 12. chicago, 23.
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and a quick look at some of the twitter photos i received from snow to sunsets. i got it all. we want to begin with the first one. that would be almost a foot in parts of western pennsylvania where you have the lake effect lake enhanced by the blizzard that's departing and beautiful sky in prairie hills. thanks to chris for that one. send them to me @ginger_zee. coming up in the next half hour, we look at the white christmas possibilities for everyone. >> geez, oh, pete was that -- >> geez, oh, pete. well, as most of us are packing on the pounds this holiday season, only to regret
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it, this morning a story to make you put down the christmas cookie about how a dozen overweight kids change thard lives by shedding more than 700 pounds in just 4 months. ♪ it's the school where being a loser is the coolest thing going. >> i lost 50 pounds. >> 65 pounds. >> 100 pounds. >> jason, chelsea and cameron all are from independence, missouri. they just got back from mindstream in south carolina for overweight middle and high school students, get healthy without missing class. >> i learned how to exercise and increase my strength and stamina. >> we've done just so many exercises that i never thought i could do. >> reporter: that's not the the only way mindstream caters to the student's body. on top of regular classes -- >> one more. >> reporter: -- students can do everything from zumba to horseback riding. >> before i came i was shy and nervous. i like going outside. i just have a lot more confidence. >> reporter: jason, chelsea and cameron were part of a dozen
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students whose nearly $29,000 tuition was paid for by the independent school district along with families and several charities and they say their investment was worth every penny and here's why. in just 4 months, the 12 teens graduated a shocking 756 pounds lighter. >> it's really not easy. you have to have the confidence to be able to say, i can do this. >> i've proven to myself that i am important, and what's to come is the greatest thing. >> reporter: and for a nation suffering from the highest obesity rate in the developed world, these three dedicated kids are living proof that losing weight means gaining a lighter and brighter future. >> those kids are great. >> jason is incredible. he lost almost 100 pounds in just 4 months. his mom said he was slow to smile before and now he's grinning ear to ear. >> so impressive. in this era when athletes
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make negative news too often, the story of amar'e stoudemire, the star of the new york knicks who went way out of his way to make an amazing holiday for one struggling family, and abc's john schriffen was there for the whole thing. >> dan, good morning. it was an amazing experience. instead of just writing a check for a foundation, amar'e stoudemire and knicks provided a once in a lifetime opportunity for families in need. a slam dunk when it comes to the true spirit of the holidays. he's the shotblocking, ball dunking, big man of the new york knicks, but this season amar'e stoudemire is also doubling as secret santa. >> surprise. >> reporter: and for the crowder family -- stoudemire's surprise knock is just what they needed this christmas. when mom sherelle fell ill earlier this year, dad david had to cut back hours as a security guard to be home more with the kids. >> this is my first time trying
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to take care of the household it's been a real challenge. >> he helps out a lot. he's like my superhero. >> reporter: making ends meet is difficult and putting presents under the tree this year for 5-year-old david and 4-year-old tymere just isn't impossible. were the kids prepared to not have a christmas this year? >> not really. we were going to do other things to take their mind off it. >> reporter: that's where the garden of dreams foundation comes in, pairing nine knicks players each with a deserving family to go on an all-expense paid shopping spree at target. >> yeah. >> reporter: and let's just say stoudemire was in it to win it. first a chauffeur drive in his own luxury truck, and then together -- >> let's do it. >> reporter: -- they took on aisle after aisle. >> going to get the toys. >> reporter: and they're off. what's that? battle tracker. >> something a little more educational. >> reporter: it's safe to say both the little kids and the big kids were having a ball.
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>> amar'e came in today and showed them that we really do care and it wasn't just a care but personal. >> reporter: what does this mean for you? >> it means i can get started on a new life. >> reporter: a new life with happier memories and a few things to cherish them with. in your wildest dreams did you think all of this would happen? >> no. >> reporter: all of these are yours. >> all of these are yours to give back to other communities that reminds me of my upbringing. it's close to my heart, and, you know, to be a part of it was great. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> how cute are those kids? well, the total bill close to $5,500 paid for by the garden of dreams foundation and out of amar'e stoudemire's own pocket. we're not done with the giving just yet. our good colleague robin roberts is such a huge basketball fan, robin, as you watch the knicks take on the lakers this christmas, the nba wants to make you feel like you're part of the action with your own custom
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jersey with your college number and roberts on the back. how about that? >> like it. >> robin, merry christmas. >> such a great story. >> the knicks beyond the dreams foundation. >> amar'e looked like he was having fun. >> on christmas day, as john mentioned, amar'e's knicks play the lakers followed by the thunder and heat. that's christmas day, right here on abc. >> can a woman be fired for being too hot? the answer in one state is yes and we'll hear from the woman who lost her job because of it. >> wait till you hear how the court ruled on this thing. >> some of the most expensive gifts on the market, including a $100,000 jet pack which i got to test drive with mixed results. >> and more of the joyous sounds of the boys and girls choir of harlem alumni ensemble. keep it right here. ♪
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♪ i must have the wrong house. sister? we missed you. they waited up all night for you, you know. it's a long way from west africa. [ inhales deeply ] he's here. i brought you something. [ chuckles ] really? ♪ [ chuckles ] what are you doing? you're my present this year. ♪ the best part of wakin' up ♪ is folgers in your cup
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♪ i woke up to a feeling ♪ every little thing has meaning ♪ ♪ i woke up to a light bulb on ♪ every little thing is possible now ♪ [ female announcer ] we've added a touch of philadelphia cream cheese to our kraft natural cheese to make it creamier so whatever you make isn't just good, it's amazing. ♪ amazing with the love that i found ♪ ♪
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♪ jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way! ♪ ♪ oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh! ♪ ♪ jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way! ♪ ♪ oh what fun it is to ride oh what fun it is to ride oh what fun it is to ride oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh what fun it is to ride oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh! ♪ a little holiday music from the boys and girls choir alumni
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ensemble from harlem. they are with us all morning right here on "gma." what you can't tell is they're very funny when they're not singing. good morning, america. i'm dan harris. >> i'm bianna. sunday, december 23rd. can we make a new rule? can they come every weekend? >> they should. >> the show is so much better with you guys singing. it's incredible. >> any time you want. also on "gma," if you're looking to are a last-minute gift and happen to have an extra hundred grand in your pocket, this is something awesome. a real-life jet pack. if you're an expert, expert is the key word here, you can go 30 feet in the air and 30 miles an hour. if you're my co-anchor, dan harris, you'll end up face down in the water repeatedly. we'll show you. >> whoa. i worked on that move for hours. >> does that hurt? >> no, it didn't hurt, only my pride. >> we'll show you this jet pack as well as some of other extreme gifts we found this holiday season. you're a trouper, dan. >> you know, the only part i don't like is that you are enjoying it. >> i love it.
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a special year-end version of "fixation" and rerun our favorites and you vote on which one is the best. that's all coming up shortly. but first we've got this infuriating story of a dental assistant in iowa whose boss fired her simply because she's too attractive. no one has accused of her flirting on the job, but her only crime, looking too good. wait till you hear how a court ruled. tanya rivero is here. good morning to you. >> even her boss said she did nothing wrong and was the best dental assistant he's ever had but the court said her firing was unfair but ultimately decided it wasn't illegal and the decision left many working women outraged and many employment lawyers confounded. after ten years at a job she loved, melissa nelson was fired because her boss said she was too much of a temptation and a threat to his marriage. on friday, the all male iowa
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supreme court unanimously agreed with dentist james knight ruling employers can fire employees they see as an irresistible attraction. >> i'm devastated. i really am. >> reporter: the 32-year-old married mother of two says she saw her employer as a father figure and was shocked when dr. knight alleged ly confessed he couldn't be trusted around her. >> i was very surprised after working so many years side by side, i didn't have any idea that that would have crossed his mind. >> reporter: but according to court documents, knight admits he referenced nelson's infrequent sex life saying that's like having a lamborghini in the garage and never driving it but when knight was busted by his wife sending text messages to nelson, it was she who demanded the dental assistant be fired. nelson sued for gender discrimination arguing if she was a man she'd still have her job. >> i think that's absurd. i think the women in iowa should start going to work in burqas for fear their boss might find them sexually attractive and
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terminate them. >> reporter: dr. knight's lawyer gave abc news this statement, "she was not terminated because of her her gender but to preserve the best interests of his marriage." >> i think it's sending a message men can do whatever they want in the workforce. >> now, the court did chastise dr. knight for what he did and the ungenerous severance of one month's pay after ten years of work. but that's the extent of it. he's off the hook and nelson has no more chances. >> you pointed out that all of these justices are male. >> yeah, and it was a unanimous decision. >> you know, i usually don't throw my opinion in but this is so wrong. i mean, sets a bad precedent. it's just bad. >> yeah. >> all right, tanya. okay. >> ron, with the other headlines. shaking your head. >> that is an odd one. good morning, everyone. in the news -- other news with just two days until christmas day most major stores are staying open around the clock. an estimated 40% of americans -- i'm one of them -- still have items left on their shopping
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holiday shopping list. as a matter of fact, yes. meanwhile, former president george h.w. bush will spend christmas day in the hospital recovering from a cough related to bronchitis. doctors will not discharge him until he is fully recovered. and new york jets quarterback tim tebow may be going home next season. espn is reporting that it is virtually certain that tebow will join his hometown jacksonville jaguars. he played college football, of course, nearby at the university of florida, the gators. and finally, wildlife officials in utah came to the rescue of a deer trapped on ice. an officer used a row boat to reel in the young buck in case the thin ice cracked. the deer is expected to make a full recovery, we believe. time now for the weather and ginger zee. >> i've got a christmas story. one dad in texas, plano, texas, that is, kids wanted snow, and he said we're not going to get it, didn't think, he would, so he made it for the kids and, of course, all the others in the
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neighborhood. so exciting for everybody but look at this. white christmas possibility so, hey, there, that one hurt. looking at the current snow depth so the places in white already have snow but there are areas that will have the possibility of getting some and even heavy snow in some parts of texas and oklahoma. that's on christmas day. the northeast, of course, a little snow mixing in too and here is your christmas forecast really quickly. heavy rain, severe storms on christmas day along the gulf. that's the big picture. >> this weather report has been brought to you by edward jones. dan and bianna. >> all right, ginger, thank you. coming up on "gma", a flying car and flying reporter. if you haven't finished your
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okay, so here was the assignment. go on the hunt for the craziest okay, so here was the assignment. go on the hunt for the craziest possible christmas gifts both the high end and the low end. as you're about to see, it was a little more than i bargained for. every year in the christmas book an over the top catalog put out in the high-end catalog by neiman-marcus, you can found a trove of fantasy gifts like a $50,000 personal blimp, his or her robots and even a flying car at the bargain price of $3.5 bucks. >> it's just fun to go through and say i'd love to have this, i'd love to have that. ♪ it's a hard knocks life for us ♪ >> this year you can buy a walk-on role in the hit of "annie," a $350,000 sports car. or this, a real-life jet pack. ♪ which i had to try. >> go ahead and put your hands on the controls. >> reporter: the jet will send you rocketing 30 feet in the air at speeds of up to 30 miles an
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hour or if you're me, you'll struggle to get a few feet up. this thing does take some getting used to. >> center out. >> reporter: with a price tag of nearly 100 grand, it's a bit of a splurge to justify this thing. can i find an atm, withdraw $100,000? okay, maybe not, for the more risk averse types on your list. >> if i put her -- scared the crap out of me. you can spend that $100,000 on this versailles-inspired chicken coop. the chandelier, artwork, any evidence to indicate they'll lay better eggs in this? >> no, but you as the farmer, you will be encouraged and inspired. >> reporter: this henhouse comes with a starter flock and hands-on chicken raising lessons from this woman, svetlana simon. >> we'll walk you through everything you need to know. >> reporter: if six figures is a
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tad over your budget, do not fret. you can still pick up this flat leapt st. nick travel pillow, then lean back in your seat, grab the sky mall and order this iphone controlled helicopter or this this bizarre contraption that will let you sleep standing up or for the baseball lover in your family, this will turn any tree into a disturbing baseball fan all for less than 50 bucks. >> those fancy hens actually lay green eggs. >> that henhouse is nicer than my apartment. lucky chicken and eggs. >> they make nicer eggs. >> i want more video of dan harris -- >> falling on his face? >> yes, in the water. >> i suspected you would like that. changing the subject, more on "gma," more of our "fixations" of the year. >> that's what i'm talking about. >> keep it here on "gma." ♪ you are an obsession you're my obsession ♪ ♪ who do you want me to be to make you sleep with me ♪ ion you're my obsession ♪
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♪ you are an obsession you're my obsession ♪ ♪ you are an obsession you're my obsession who do you want -- every sunday morning all year long we showed you our favorite videos and crazy stuff. we're now creating the runners-up for the "fixation" of the year. ginger, what do you got? >> we have first that surgeon and gymnast and b.a.s.e. jumper and so he put it all together, and if you recall, it didn't go perfectly. >> whoo-hoo! >> oh. >> his name is richard. he is okay. he's upset it didn't go perfectly. >> that's contender number one. contender number two, the guy is driving through a store, a store that, by the way, is not a drive-through. this is an actual regular retail store. they h ad a small car. they drove through there. the giggling may be evidence of
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substance abuse. that's number two. number three, ron. >> tonto, the cockatoo from ontario, canada, who was rocking it out to an ac/dc song. ♪ mine all mine >> it's great. >> i don't want to influence the outcome. i thought this was just fantastic. >> no substance abuse either. >> i don't know about that. >> you never know what those parrots will get into. >> well, i love baby romeo, romeo elvis that took on the dragon, and he won. his father produced -- i don't know how he did this. and he ripped him to shreds. ♪ >> get jake to do. >> wow. >> those are our candidates for viewer "fixation" of the year. tweet us your favorites using #fixation2012. and we'll reveal the winner next week. we'll be right back with the choir. ♪
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♪ what a lovely way to say good-bye. we want to thank you for watching abc. we're online at on yahoo! we'll have much more later on "this week with george stephanopoulos." he will be in for david muir on "world news" tonight. >> everyone, merry christmas. we leave you with the boys and girls harlem alumni ensemble. thanks to you guys and let it go. ♪ ♪ oh the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful ♪
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♪ and since we've no place to go let it snow let it snow! let it snow! ♪ ♪ it doesn't show signs of stopping and i've bought some corn for popping ♪ ♪ the lights are turned way down low let it snow let it snow let it snow ♪ ♪ when we finally kiss goodnight how i'll hate going out in the storm ♪ ♪ but if you really hold me tight all the way home i'll be warm ♪ ♪ the fire is slowly dying and my dear we're still good-bying ♪ ♪ but as long as you love me so let it snow let it snow let it snow ♪ ♪ let it snow ooh let it snow
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♪ ♪ let it snow ooh let it snow ♪ the fire is slowing dying ♪ the fire is slowly dying . >> from abc7 news. >> good morning, everything. i'm carolyn tyler. quite a stormy weekend. let's check in with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> we are looking at san rafael
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where the winds are blowing, the rain is increasing and the heaviest rain north of san rafael. right now 7hd is showing you where the red and yellow is. look at all of this beginning to develop along the coast n the north bay look at the heavy rain from santa rosa to forestville down through bodega bay. a break in petaluma, napa looking at some needing, and more rain in san francisco. down through daly city and across the bay bridge to oakland, alameda getting wet. and the east bay from milpitas to westward some enhanced cells here. dublin and livermore a heavier rainband here and more heavy rain from the santa cruz mountains down through castroville, also morgan hill, gilroy, 101. lighter rain to the north in san jose but half moon bay you see the yellows and the oranges right here. accompanying the rain are the
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gusty winds. up to 26 miles an hour in san jose where 33 miles an hour gusts and airport delays of over 1.5 hours at sfo. rain here translates to snow in the sierra nevada. a winter storm warning through 4:00 tomorrow. white-out conditions, very difficult travel. and as we clear out the mid-afternoon the rain will continue to turn to snow as it heads to the sierra nevada. so be very careful out there. through the next two, three hours more heavy rain and gusty winds. carolyn. >> lisa, thanks. "this week" is next and we will see you
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good morning, and welcome to "this week." >> the clock is ticking. >> nobody gets 100% of what they want. >> fiscal cliff chaos. >> it's not the outcome that i wanted, but that was the will of the house. >> after speaker boehner's stinging defeat, is there any way to salvage a deal and strengthen our economy? >> how we get there, god only knows. >> i actually still think we can get it done. >> the science from the nra. >> blood-soaked films out there. violent video games. the national media machine. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. and a new pick for secretary of state.

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ABC December 23, 2012 7:00am-8:00am PST

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